Northeast Energy News

Massachusetts governor at odds with lawmakers over pipeline

PIPELINES: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration approves permits for a compressor station, which some lawmakers call “reckless and irresponsible.” (Boston Globe)

Massachusetts lawmakers express concerns about planned natural gas pipeline upgrades near Springfield. (Greenfield Recorder)
Members of the Seneca Nation joined environmental groups in protesting a proposed natural gas pipeline in New York over the weekend. (WGRZ)

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EFFICIENCY: How a rebound in regional carbon prices has helped boost energy efficiency spending in Maine. (Energy News Network)

TRANSMISSION: Maine regulators wrap up public hearings on a proposed hydropower transmission line. (NewsCenter Maine)

Vineyard Wind says it still wants to upgrade a Connecticut harbor even though it wasn’t selected in a recent round of state clean energy procurements. (New Haven Register)
A federal report predicts wind will be the largest source of new capacity in 2019. (UPI)

Maine lawmakers seek to reverse a LePage administration policy considered hostile to solar. (PV Magazine)
Most residents spoke in favor of a proposed 131 acre Connecticut solar farm at a public hearing last week. (Journal Inquirer)
An activist group has emerged in Rhode Island to fight commercial solar projects. (Westerly Sun)

Pennsylvania lawmakers seek to prevent any “surprise closures” of the state’s nuclear plants. (Citizens’ Voice)
The sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to a decommissioning firm is complete. (VT Digger)

A public hearing last week weighed whether Delaware’s subsidies for Bloom Energy have been worth it. (Delaware Online)
Two Massachusetts clean energy startups win $693,000 in state grants. (Wicked Local)
A Massachusetts company receives a $174,000 grant to help develop a technique for recycling lithium batteries. (Worcester Business Journal)

NATURAL GAS: A Pennsylvania court last week ruled that permits for a Sunoco natural gas liquids plant were improperly issued. (WHYY)

MEDIA: Two Pennsylvania journalists discuss how to accurately cover scientific research. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

An MIT scientist challenges Hydro-Quebec’s claims on carbon emissions. (
A Pennsylvania labor leader urges state lawmakers to find ways to keep nuclear plants running. (Lancaster Online)

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